- Crate. A crate becomes a puppy’s new den. A safe place to go when tired, to eat and even time out. An excellent place for puppy at night where you know it is safe while you sleep.
- Bed. There are a lot of types of beds for dogs. Get one to fit the crate. You probably do not want to spend too much money on a bed for young puppy as it may end up destroying it. Wait until puppy is older to invest in more expensive bedding.
- Bowls. You need food and water bowls. Stainless steel is best. They are hardy and can stand up to the punishment a young puppy will give it at feeding time.
- Toys. Make sure you have some fun toys, especially chew toys to keep puppy amused.
- Food. Find out from your breeder what puppy is eating. Get some of the same food. If you want to switch puppy’s diet you need to start with what it is used to eating and introduce new foods gradually. Have some treats for training.
- Restraints. Make sure you have a collar and lead, and even a harness for the car. You need to keep puppy safe when off your property and when traveling with you away from home.
Making the decision to bring a new best friend home is exciting. But, the first week home can also be unnerving, especially if you are unsure how to deal with the antics of a baby puppy. Here are some things you should do before bringing puppy home. 1. Stock up on basic supplies Organise the basics you need before bringing puppy home. Being prepared will help puppy settle in without you running around like crazy trying to get everything you need when puppy comes home. Here are some things you need: